Perth tech-guru Richard Giles recently mentioned that he was commissioned to write a longer book on podcasting, which was trimmed by the editors down to the Podcasting Pocket Guide. The unused segments have now returned to Richard's control, and he's just blogged the previously unpublished first chapter in three parts at Clique. The first part ends thus:
Over the years broadcasting has become a complicated and expensive business, with government restrictions, industry politics, large license fees, and expensive broadcasting equipment. Podcasting on the other hand is cheap; comparatively the cost is minuscule. There are no legislations that govern a podcaster, other than copyright, and for these reasons alone podcasting is a fascinating and fast paced medium.
Richard's done a great job at capturing that first year when podcasting really hit the scene (September 2004 - 2005) and if you're interested, I recommend Richard's version of the tale: part 1; part 2; part 3.
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